Midwifery Service Crisis Under the Taliban Regime

By Hania Forotan, translated into English by Rustam Seerat

Rustam Seerat
Fourth Wave
Published in
3 min readMay 15, 2024

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On International Day of the Midwife, May 5, the world acknowledged a global shortage of 900,000 midwives, a gap hindering efforts to reduce preventable maternal and child deaths. But in Afghanistan, the situation is especially dire. Here, midwives like Sara*, 24, grapple with…

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Rustam Seerat
Fourth Wave

I scout Afghanistan media for stories about women that deserve wider attention. Whatever I earn on Medium, 50% will be donated to educating children in Afg.